Travel Testimonials

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London Elman Wall Limited

It is refreshing to find an Audit Team that has such a good understanding of our industry."

Noel Josephides, Chairman Sunvil Holiday Group & ABTA

Elman Wall has been our auditor and tax advisor since 2006 and has always provided us with great service. They understand us as a client and they understand the travel industry."

Lawrence Comber, Head of Finance, Trailfinders

Jetline Travel has been a client of Elman Wall for nearly 12 years. The reason for this longevity is partly because of their expertise within the Travel Sector – a highly regulated Industry that requires exemplary and compliant auditing. However, a more important reason, as far as we are concerned, is the hands-on approach that Elman Wall adopts, with dedicated, friendly and helpful staff that are always available to assist and advise."

Marilyn Roberts, Financial Director, Jetline Travel

Having experienced generalist accountants it has been a refreshing change to being able to talk to an accounts team with a thorough understanding of the industry. Able to understand the working practises and the ever more complicated regulations we face make Elman Wall an integral part of the management of my business...even though they insist on holding conferences at The Emirates!"

Jeremy Scott, Managing Director, Baway

Club Europe are a specialist, family-owned school tour operator in our 33rd year. We moved to Elman Wall in 2009 as we felt we were lacking the industry knowledge from our pervious auditors. Since our move to Elman Wall we have found they know our market better and can guide us on tax matters and many other areas of the business; something essential in this current volatile marketplace. We would recommend them to other travel companies and I am happy to endorse their services."

Tim Johnson, Managing Director, Club Europe

We are a growing Travel Management Company and have been working with Elman Wall for over 10 years now, in that time our business has more than doubled in size. Elman Wall have been with us every step of the way. They’re proactive approach, led by a highly skilled and knowledgeable leadership team has ensured all advice we have received has been relevant to our situation at the time and they continue point us in the right direction as we continue to grow. Quick educated responses to our requests always with a smile, we very much look forward to working with Elman Wall for the next 10 years and beyond."

Mel Phaure, Director, Blue Cube

A very professional outfit at the heart of the travel business. Not just purely accountants but more a networking outlet too!"

Sue Greenslade, Owner, Ski Weekend

Elman Wall have been our auditors since we started. They have always 'been there' for us and we welcome their views on the critical decisions we need to make."

Mark Hartshorne, Managing Director, Gold Crest Holidays Limited

We really wanted a partner who understood the travel industry and who we felt could also add value outside of the audit process itself. In the first year of our audit, I have been really pleased at the professionalism of the Elman Wall team; their proactive hands on approach has given us all the reassurance needed when running such a complex business. They make themselves available at every level throughout the practise, ensuring they are always on hand when we need them, alongside their team of inhouse experts means we have one point of call for all our needs."

Julia Lo Bue-Said, CEO, The Advantage Travel Partnership

My experience of Elman Wall prior to joining you as an Audit client was that you demonstrated good customer relations and communication. Since becoming a client those relations have moved up two more notches and I am looking forward to dealing with you all for a very long time! I wish to goodness I had taken you on as auditors 2 years ago.... “Big mistake....big mistake...huge!!!!”

If you ever look to put prospective customers in touch with satisfied clients who would give an honest appraisal of Elman Wall, feel free send them my way as my response would start with “simply sensational” and then I would expand...

You more than deserve to win the Accountancy awards that you feature on your website. Congratulations on a sensational day. I will be sure to attend future events!"

Keith Sharkey, Chairman, Halsbury Travel Group

Over the last 5 years, Elman Wall’s sound knowledge of the UK travel industry has served us well whether it be on normal accounting procedures, licencing, investments, or strategic planning."

Bill Adamas, Founder & Former Director, Safari Consultants

Elman Wall has been fantastic for us. They’ve changed our business, changed the way we work and have been brilliant. Coming to Elman Wall was one of the best decisions we ever made."

George Ross, Managing Director, In2action Limited

Receiving advice from the best in the business is always reassuring and Elman Wall have gone the extra mile to steer us."

Will Jones, Managing Director, Journeys by Design

Changing accountants is a bit like changing banks - is it worth the hassle? For many years we used a medium sized regional accountancy practice and to be fair to them they did a great job and we had a great relationship with the team. Eventually we decided to take the leap and move to Elman Wall as we wanted to benefit from their in-depth industry knowledge - this move was 100% hassle free and because they instantly understood our business, they were able to make recommendations straight away. Their guidance and support has been invaluable to both the business and myself. My only regret is not changing to Elman Wall years earlier! Elman Wall really do feel the heartbeat of the business!"

Steve Eccles, Managing Director, Vintage Travel

This year we made the decision to move our audit and tax work to a larger firm and chose Elman Wall, who specialize in the travel industry. Having just completed our annual audit, we feel reassured to know we are complying with the rules and regulations. Yasin and his team are brilliant at handling our queries, providing clear advice and guidance in a prompt and efficient manner. We would not hesitate to recommend their services."

Teresa Barker, Finance Director, The Group Company

Elman Wall Covid-19 Travel Industry Update ‘Zoominars’

Necessity is the mother of invention - and the fact that a private sector accountant is the go-to Zoom and webinar taking place throughout the crisis with the most useful pan industry collection of views and presentations talks volumes as to the fragmented nature of the sector with competing alignments and conflicts of interests. Well done EW filling the void."

Jeremy Snelling, Business Development Director, Revealed Travel

Thanks for another great Zoominar. Over the last 6 months your sessions really have been the best out there, I don’t think many can boast keeping people engaged for 3.5hrs. Well done to all involved."

Chris Wright, Managing Director, Sunvil

I joined your webinar yesterday and I just wanted to say what an excellent event this was, bringing together such a widespread cross-section of the industry. It was really interesting, informative, and thought-provoking, and all the participants spoke with great passion and integrity. [...] It is so encouraging to know how much mutual support there is within the industry and to have the opportunity to discuss how we can all work together to get through this.

So, a big thank you to you and your team for organising and hosting the event and for bringing together so many senior members of the industry to fight for the common cause. I look forward to the next one!"

Richard Visick, Operations Director, Snow-Wise

We're lucky to have EW arranging these events. Absolute legends! Thanks."

Rupert Taylor, Managing Director, Nonstop Snow

Thank you and all the EW team - these webinars are truly valuable for all of us in the travel community. I feel privileged to be able to attend."

Catherine Leech, Director, 101 Holidays

Thank you very much. Very helpful, especially the emotional side of this."

Sarah Mulas, Managing Director, New Sardinian Holidays

An enormous thank you to the Elman Wall Team - these webinars have been invaluable and made smaller companies and our team feel less isolated. Many thanks from all of us for all your hard work during such challenging times."

Wendy Lyotier, Partner, Snowbizz

…many thanks for the London Marathon Zoom show last week. It was very helpful and topics spot on."

Ian Coates, Managing Director, Archipelago Choice

Thanks so much to all the team, not just for these webinars but for all of the other ongoing support!"

Lindsay Gregory, Managing Director, The Luxury Villa Collection

…thanks very much for the hard work of you and your team in putting these events on for the industry."

Matt Warren, Director, Travel Places

Thanks Jonathan and all of the speakers - this is the one webinar that I just don't want to miss."

Mark Hallett, Managing Director, Grape Escapes

Well done to you, your team and all your industry experts and friends. And of course, keeping going for over three hours...Great interaction throughout by the attendees and the big one for me was to really feel a sense of togetherness on the fight back. See you next time!!"

Steve Robinson, Global Sales Director, Coe Solutions

Elman Wall Travel Masterclass

I felt that I was being talked to by a team of friendly and knowlegeable professionals."

Rupert Longsdon, CEO and Founder, The Oxford Ski Company

All the speakers were excellent and very inspiring. Very helpful and we will be in touch for some professional advice very soon. I also have other clients who would benefit from your help."

Andrew Loyd, Director, Loyd & Townsend-Rose

Many thanks for a most informative and interesting session yesterday afternoon. You have a great team, and I walked away feeling inspired by the presentations, as well as the delegates. Please pass my thanks to on to the rest of your team."

Marc Eschauzier, Founder, Miraviva Travel

Just a quick one to say thank you for inviting me to the master class yesterday - I really enjoyed it and it was great being in a room full of like-minded people talking about growing our businesses. I can genuinely say that I have never been more excited about working with a firm of accountants than as I am with Elman Wall."

Rob Hill, CEO, The Eventa Group

Seriously it was very thought provoking and made me realize that taking time to look 'at' the business rather than be bogged down running it is essential from time to time. We were privileged to hear an almost live update from a tax guru of how the budget will affect the small business. If I am ever in the position to sell the business Elman Wall seem to know the score. In the words of The Apprentice - 'Thanks for the Opportunity'. "

David Horwell, Founder, Select Latin America

Left feeling uplifted and relieved. Woke at 3:30am this morning to scribble 5 pages of a draft business plan!"

Ian Coates, Managing Director, Archipelago Choice

Excellent. Well thought out and presented. It was all interesting."

Sam Clark, Managing Director, Experience Travel Group

Elman Wall Travel Directors' Summit

As a new client I was very impressed with the whole day, EW and Summit Advisory together with the speakers and representatives from those two organisations and look forward to a worthwhile future with both companies."

Dennis Heasman, Managing Director, Alpine Action Limited

Congratulations to all at Elman Wall! I have just attended my first Director’s Summit arranged by your firm and I have been hugely impressed. The day had pace, interest, relevance, humour and demonstrated consummate professionalism. I have taken away some 20 business ideas and will be briefing my staff on several fantastic ideas that were raised in the presentations."

Keith Sharkey, Chairman, Halsbury Travel Group

Our third year of attending the brilliant Travel Director's Summit. There's always something new to learn and spark interest, as well as combining an excellent mix of inspiring speakers with relevant industry updates. Thank you for inviting us!"

Kirstin Holland, Director, The Luxury Villa Collection

My business partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the Summit and found it hugely beneficial... just another reason why we love working with Elman Wall."

Rory Walker, Co-Founder & Director, Yellow Zebra Travel

Very useful day. Great speakers, loads to think about, and a fantastic opportunity to take time out to think more strategically about current issues. many thanks to Jonathan and the team for making this great event happen."

Mark Hallett, Managing Director, Grape Escapes

This was an excellent day, easily one of the best conferences I have attended, both in terms of the incredible content and really engaged audience. The speakers were simply terrific."

Andy Soloman, Founder & CEO, Yomdel

Another excellent day, worth taking the time out of the office and travelling to London for this event. Seamless organisation and very good speakers. Well done to Elman Wall."

Xavier Schouller, Chairman, Peak Retreats

Yet another great event. Very easy to justify a day out of the office when you're guaranteed an excellent speaker line up and the opportunity to network."

Julie Norris, Director, Euro Study Tours

The Elman Wall Summit was well worth attending. Controversial, informative and forward thinking."

Miranda Chitty, Finance Director, Travel Editions

An excellent event, great for networking and meeting senior people from the travel industry. Good quality and engaging content, entertaining and well worthwhile investing the time."

Gary Jacobs, Founder, Spinning Globe

My first travel summit, hopefully not my last. Thought provoking and entertaining speakers and an excellent networking opportunity. An informative and very enjoyable day - thank you!"

Andy Patton, Director, Cycle Breaks

This was my first time at a Travel Directors' Summit and it was time very well spent. The content was thought provoking and the networking opportunities excellent. Thanks to the speakers, the sponsors and in particular to the Elman Wall team."

Sara Zimmerman, Director, Travel Department IE

The relevance of the sessions together with the quality of the presenters and the seamless running of the day all lead to a valuable & enjoyable day with some key insights on R&D, people strategy, navigating Brexit and the important hot topics of community and sustainable tourism."

Vicki Woods, Finance Director, Mac’s Adventure

The Elman Wall Summit has continued to exceed expectations and deliver a thoroughly engaging day. I enjoyed meeting new and old contacts and listening to industry views from an experienced panel. A lot of food for thought to take home."

Gavin Pereira, Managing Director, Check-in-London

I don't spend a whole day out of my office, apart from Summit day."

Bobby Sangha, Ontro Travel

An extremely worthwhile Travel Directors' Summit, with enjoyable combination of inspirational speakers and relevant industry matters."

Jono Vernon-Powell, Founder, Nomadic Thoughts

Highly relevant to the Travel Industry and introduced by knowledgeable and passionate speakers, it really is now a firm date in our calendar."

Mark Hartshorne, Managing Director, Gold Crest Holidays Limited

Another fantastic Summit. Worthwhile and a must for all businesses in the travel sector."

George Ross, Managing Director, In2action Limited

The Elman Wall Director's Summit is becoming a 'must attend' annual event."

Adam White, Managing Director, Baxter Hoare

The Elman Wall Summit always balances cogent discussion with informal networking."

Tom Jenkins, CEO, ETOA

In a busy calendar of industry events, the TDS is unique in having so many owners and decision makers under one roof. Jonathan and the team put together a very enjoyable, well run and informative programme."

Martin Alcock, Owner & Director, The Travel Trade Consultancy

Thanks for a stimulating day with a wide range of speakers and topics, plenty of time for networking and the opportunity to step outside the box for a day with fellow directors from different sectors of the travel industry - invaluable and a rare treat."

Catherine Leech, Director & Co-founder, 101 Holidays

Having used our local firm of accountants, since we started trading, it was no small step for us to change firms. We suspected that we had reached the stage, where more specialist advice was needed, but were extremely worried about changing to a firm, which was so far away.

We need not have worried at all. We could certainly never have imagined how much more useful and supportive, Elman Wall as our accountants could be. Always available and always returning our calls quickly, they seem as close as, and were actually more available then our local firm. They saw us competently and professionally through incorporation. They are aware of the pressure points of the business and frequently lend a sympathetic and supportive ear. Their advice has been invaluable. Their costs are realistic and there are never any nasty surprises, because they forewarn of any extra charges.

The staff at Elman Wall are just great. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them. They are extremely professional, but very friendly, at the same time. They have quickly become our first port of call for many and varied pieces of advice. They are always happy to search out their passports, risk brigands (and sheep!), and travel to sunny Shropshire!"

Annie Long, Owner, Best Trulli

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